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Performing Arts Profile

The Education You Want; the Skills You Need; in a Place like No Other

Loyola University stands alone among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States as the only Jesuit school with a College of Music and Fine Arts. This is only one of the many unique characteristics of the College and the University as a whole. The College of Music and Fine Arts serves as the anchor for students pursuing studies and careers in the creative professions—music, film, theater, design, and dance—as performers, producers, and entrepreneurs. 

The University and the College offer students the opportunity to learn and grow by virtue of its location: New Orleans, one of the most culturally rich and diverse cities in the world. New Orleans is home to the oldest opera company in the United States and the birthplace of jazz. The city possesses a vibrant arts district and an active theatre community. Our students have the opportunity to learn and experience this rich culture firsthand both on and off the stage or in front of or behind the camera.  Louisiana’s economic commitment to the arts has made it Hollywood South. As a student, you might work in front of or behind the camera at HBO, CX, or in independent film productions. 

Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts combines professional study of the arts with the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. Our faculty are dedicated artists and educators who take great pride in helping students develop into future professionals in the arts. We pride ourselves on continuing to provide the rigorous training and high expectations that are hallmarks of a Jesuit education.

Visit our campus throughout the year but especially when classes are in session—you’ll experience Loyola when it is most vibrant. Visit the newly opened graphic design studies and theatre workshops, the Diboll Art Gallery, the Lower Depths Theatre, or attend a performance of one of our many performing groups in the 600-seat Roussel Hall. You can sit in on a private music lesson, a ballet class, a theatre rehearsal, or a philosophy class. We encourage you to meet our students on your visit.

You will be impressed
Study in the School of Music and Fine Arts leads to careers on stage, in education, and in the health professions.
Our art and design students and theatre students also pursue careers as performers and producing artists, while many enter management fields, nonprofits, and professions such as law. Learn more about the degrees we offer by visiting our website (www.cmfa.loyno.edu).